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. >> social and academic image trinity college in connecticut are forcing all greek life in campus to go completely co ed. the sororities and fraternities are in danger of being shut down. the charters that include members of the opposite sex are not recognized by national greek organizations. 4,000 opponents signed an on-line petition asking the administration to reconsider. >>> shocking allegations at an elementary school. the mother of a 7-year-old boy says he was forced to wet his pants because he didn't have enough good behavior credits to go to the bathroom. sonya says her son came home crying after the incident. student should be able to visit the bathroom but whenever needed but will not discipline the teacher. >> hurricane sandy victim surprised with the new home. >> there isn't a word in the dictionary to express my appreciation and my happiness. it is very wonderful. >> 95-year-old was living without heat, power or water after the storm left his long island home in ruins. a contractor saw his story and decided to help. volunteers gutted the house and rebuilt it top to bottom.
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will be announced today in colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york, and tennessee. 20,000 students at those select schools will spend an extra 300 hours per term in class starting next year. it will be up to local districts to decide if school days or school years should be extenzed. >>> very interesting approach there. >>> and a church in boston could soon be seeing a huge influx of cash, but not everyone in the congregation is happy about it. that's the result of a vote that took place yesterday at the old south church in boston's historic back bay. >>> and then members voted to sell one of the church's two copies of the book, first book published in north america. could be sold for, get this, up to $25 million. >> wow. the money will be used for outreach projects and renovations. but some members say the church is selling off hiftd. but they're going to do a lot of good with the $25 million if they do, indeed, garner it. >> i would hope $25 million would do some good. >> outreach. renovations. >> good. hopefully good in the community as well. and all that good stuff. we'll see what they
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will be spending more time in school now. colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york, and tennessee will add 300 hours of class time for some schools starting next year. this is going to be a three-year pilot program. the aim is to make kids more successful in class and make schools more competitive globally. it's paid for with a mix of federal, state and district funds. >> steve: meanwhile, one of america areas most notorious serial killers may have solved more cold cases. cops in illinois plan to use john wayne gacy's blood to possibly link his dna to other murders. they also want to use dna samples from other killers executed before dna analysis became standard practice and hope to share the results with police departments across the country to help solve cold cases. >> brian: petra is on wednesday of. i just found out. shock surge in the number of stolen tax refunds because of identity theft and even worse, many of them aren't being investigated by the irs! the government accountability office says there were more than 641,000 cases of tax fraud involving i.d. theft as of september 30. t
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this morning to connecticut democratic senator richard blumenthal. also florida congressman connie mack. neighbors outside a california home today. they say the home is actually serving as a maternity center for mothers from china who want to give birth to american citizens. they're going to talk to rosanna mitchell, a person for those who are protesting called not in chino hills plus we'll have a cnn exclusive with john mcafee. he's been on the run, of course, since his neighbor was mysteriously murdered in belize. we'll tell you why martin savidge got this interview, and did this interview, getting this interview was almost as strange as the tape itself. all that and much more ahead this morning on "starting point." >> so curious about that. >> it's weird, right? >> all right, soledad we'll be watching. thousands of people in northern california are without power this morning. the third pacific storm in five days soaking the already saturated san francisco bay area this weekend. trees are down. hundreds of homes have been damaged by falling limbs and floodwaters. rob marciano joins us